Job Openings, Summer 2009

JOB OPENINGS

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS and

MEDIA LITERACY SUMMER CAMP


July 2009 is “media literacy month” in Philadelphia and we are looking for instructors, videographers and researchers



The Media Education Lab is hosting a week-long summer institute for elementary educators, designed to introduce media literacy and technology integration for the elementary grades. The program runs July 6 – 10, 2009.  

We are also sponsoring the Powerful Voices for Kids Summer Camp for 80 – 100 primarily African-American children enrolled in Grades 1 – 6 who attend the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia, located at 19th and Arch Streets. 

The program will run in the afternoons for four weeks beginning July 6 through July 31.  During the in-school camp, children will be analyzing and creating media in a number of fun, high-interest activities that build literacy, creativity, collaboration and communication skills.

Join the team that brings media literacy education to children and teachers in Philadelphia this summer! The following positions are available. Please send email with resume to Professor Renee Hobbs, renee.hobbs@temple.edu outlining your interest in the position. Interviews will be held beginning May 1.

JOB OPENINGS

Research Associate. One position is available to support the research component of this project.  The research associate will work with the Director to develop appropriate quantitative and qualitative evidence to document learning by elementary educators.  This individual will be responsible for analyzing data and writing final report. Compensation: $20/hour.

Required competencies:
•    outstanding communication skills in written expression
•    experience as a member of a research team
•    knowledge of research in media literacy education

Instructor. One Instructor position is available. Instructors will work exclusively on the Summer Institute for Educators and help develop and implement program activities, providing logistical and administrative support. Compensation: $15/hr.

Required competencies:
•    effective communication skills
•    competence in some form of media production (photo, video, web, audio)
•    interest in working with elementary educators
•    familiarity with media literacy education (desirable, not required)

Camp Director. 
This position is a full-time position for the month of July and part-time during May and June.  This individual is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program, including technology logistics, supervising instructors, and ensuring effective communication between campers, parents and instructors. Director will participate in the morning sessions of the Summer Institute for Educators.  This individual is responsible for preparing the overall program curriculum, ensuring a quality program for children, and preparing the final report. Compensation: $20/hour.

Required competencies:
•    excellent communication skills in oral and written expression.
•    expertise in some form of media production (photo, video, web, audio)
•    familiarity with media literacy education in elementary education settings
•    project management experience
•    supervisory experience (desirable, not required)

Lead Instructors. This position is a full-time position for the month of July, with some planning time during the month of June.  We seek 5 instructors to work directly with children on media literacy and media production activities for 3 hours in the afternoons, using the mornings to document their instructional practices and participate in research activities. Instructors are responsible for developing curriculum materials, providing instruction, and maintaining a responsible learning environment at all times.  Instructors will participate in the morning sessions of the Summer Institute for Educators. Compensation: $12/hour.

Required competencies:
•    excellent communication skills in oral and written expression
•    expertise in some form of media production (photo, video, web, audio)
•    experience in working with children
•    familiarity with media literacy education

Assistant Instructors. These 5 positions are part-time for the month of July, afternoons from 12 – 4.  Assistant instructors will work collaboratively on media literacy activities with children in Grades 1 – 6, providing individual support for student production projects during the pre-production, production and post-production phases. Instructors will participate in the morning sessions of the Summer Institute for Educators. Compensation: $10/hour.

Required competencies:
•    effective communication skills
•    competence in some form of media production (photo, video, web, audio)
•    interest in working with children
•    familiarity with media literacy education (desirable, not required)

Videographer. 
This individual is responsible for creating a 4 – 6 minute overview of the summer institute and summer camp experience and will provide technical assistance as needed, helping with media production projects developed by children.  Stipend: $1500.

Required competencies:
•    experience working with children and youth
•    competence in video production
•    familiarity with media literacy education (desirable, not required)

To apply for these positions, please send an email explaining your interest in the program along with a resume to Professor Renee Hobbs.  Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for a position with the Powerful Voices for Kids program.